The Zionist entity said on Thursday that it rejects the International Criminal Court’s authority to investigate war crimes committed by the occupation regime in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and east Al-Quds (Jerusalem).
According to Hebrew media sources, the Zionist regime will send its response via a letter, where it will argue that The Hague “lacks jurisdiction” in the matter.
According to the Associated Press, the notifications were sent to all signatories of the Rome Statute, the court’s founding charter, as well as the Zionist entity and Palestinians on March 9.
Under Article 16 of the Statute, an ICC investigation or prosecution can be deferred for up to a year on a request from the UN Security Council, which must first approve the appropriate resolution.
The occupation regime is not a party to the Rome Statute and has impudently protested the court’s decision, claiming that it is “capable of conducting its own investigations.”
Source: Israeli media